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Bug with a Mohawk on Porch - Arilus cristatus

Bug with a Mohawk on Porch - Arilus cristatus
Duncansville, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 18, 2009
Size: 3-4 inches long

Moved from True Bugs.

Moved from ID Request.

it's a Wheel Bug, Arilus cristatus
They do have that unusual looking humped back. These guys prey on other insects. They're a type of assassin bug.

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Wheel Bug
Arilus cristatus

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